Job Creation

Promoting policies that support the creation of family-supporting jobs in Pennsylvania.


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Legislation

  • Act 84 of 2016 (Tax Code) establishes a new tax credit that will be distributed to manufacturing companies creating new jobs.
  • Act 84 of 2016 (Tax Code) establishes a new Rural Jobs and Investment Tax Credit to allow rural manufacturing and agriculture-related businesses to attract investment from rural growth funds.
  • Act 84 of 2016 (Tax Code) allows companies presently considering locating in a Keystone Special Development Zone to be able to make their decision and construct a new building, while still being able to secure the full ten years of job creation tax credits.
  • Act 84 of 2016 (Tax Code) allows for 12 additional Keystone Opportunity Zones and allows for extensions of previously designated KOZs, Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zones, and Keystone Opportunity Improvement Zones for 10 years if the applicant meets certain job and investment criteria. Provision introduced as Senate Bill 884 (Smucker).
  • Act 84 of 2016 (Tax Code) Expands the class of municipalities eligible for the City Revitalization and Improvement Zone, making it possible to authorize more zones at the current rate of two zones per year. Provision introduced as Senate Bill 907 (Argall).

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